The Future School

The Future School

Seeing is believing: The Future School is here.

More people have become aware of the need to change schooling in a significant way, moving away from knowledge retention to equipping students with capacities to solve problems, work with others, communicate and create opportunities. But they ask ‘But what would such schools look like?  

The Australian Learning Lecture commissioned Valerie Hannon, a UK-based thought leader, to conduct a global scan and analysis of the nature of the future school.  Her research revealed more than 50 Future School models already operating in many countries and that despite differences in circumstance and purpose, there were key design principles common to them all. 

Valerie Hannon 

Valerie Hannon 

Valerie Hannon is a global thought leader, inspiring education systems to re-think what ‘success’
will mean in the C 21st, and the implications for education. She is co-founder of the UK-based Innovation Unit and has worked on education
change in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and Africa. Valerie is a founding member and Co-Chair of the Global Education Leaders Partnership; expert adviser on education to the OECD and a frequent contributor to the World Summit on Innovation in Education (WISE). Currently, she is Senior Advisor to the OECD in its Education 2030 project. 

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These common design principles are set out in the third ALL lecture Seeing is believing: The Future School is Here.

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